Day 324: Land of the 46 Minutes after Midnight Sun

Today we visited the Yukon Territorial government offices here in Whitehorse, the Territorial capital.  The building is about as big as you would expect for the seat of a territory with 37,000 residents:

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We received a great tour of the Assembly chambers.  The Yukon Territorial Assembly has 19 members, 12 of which are from the majority party.  They meet for 60 days every spring and fall:

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In the hall, there was a display about the ceremonial mace, without which proceedings cannot begin:

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There was a 20+ pane stained glass mural depicting the history of the Yukon running the lenth of the building.  This is the beginning of the mural:

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We walked a couple blocks to the SS Klondike, one of the sternwheelers used to carry gold from Dawson City to Whitehorse and supplies the other way:

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Stacks of simulated supplies:

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The SS Klondike had dining and lodging for 24 first-class passengers:

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The Yukon rivers flows on by at quite a clip:

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M may have lost his wallet:

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Even Whitehorse has its hoodlums:

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Heading North, there were several places to walk down to the Yukon River:

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There were butterflies a plenty:

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After a few hours driving, we reached the junction with the Dempster Highway, and drove towards Tombstone Territorial Park:

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Good thing we filled up on gas at the junction:

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After an hour or so of driving the Dempster Highway, we reached a streamside pullout to camp in over Shabbos.  Sunset here is at 12:46AM.  Here are views of our site at around 11:45PM:

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North on the Dempster:

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And South:

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Good Shabbos from Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon Territory!  See the trip map for driving details and current location.

Day 323: (Mud) Flapping in the Wind
Day 326: Tombstone Territorial Park

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